chrisv10 (11911) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #108 @ FOneFan courtesy of Nightfall. Aroma is malt, brett, fruit and white wine. Flavour is malt, yeast, spices, brett, white wine, medium dry, fruit, hop, oak and a little grapefruit.
Rasmus40 (12436) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, white wine, light bretty and flowery. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic. 091112
saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating # 9700. Bottle # 108 of 300 @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, yeast, malt, wood, white wine and hops.
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th October 2012
THE Sour and Saison tasting. Big thanks to Leighton for securing this one. Very hazy gold beer, little off white head. Light dry palate, airy and slightly soft. Light winey sourness with subtle tangerine and lemon fruits. Floral sweetness with a touch of vanilla. Dry and surprisingly wishy washy finish with mild minerals. A very nice beer for sure but the weak finish for me stops it attaining the highest echelons.
Leighton (13022) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. This beer was from me. After a very subtle gush, the beer pours lightly hazy yellow with a fine, white foam head. Restrained notes of funky brett in the nose, some delicate citrus, faint grass. Light to medium sweet flavor with a lovely tangerine character, along with mellow citrus rind. Light to medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly bitter to finish with further notes of tangerine and citrus rind, light grass, some orange. Just superbly balanced from start to finish, with nuances that spring up every step of the way. The beer truly keeps on giving after every swallow. Many thanks to mom and dad (Laura and Procter) for getting me this bottle.
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton at THE sours & saisons tasting (part 1). Bit of a gusher. It pours cloudy light orange with a thick white head. The nose is sweet citrus fruit, orange, some tangy marmalade, honey, spice and dough. The taste is immensely fruity, tangerine, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, pomello, kumquat, fruit salad sweets, subtle tartness, underlying spice, earth, vinous notes and some bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Light, delicate, smooth, fruity and very well balanced. Utterly drinkable. Delectable!
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1500. Bottle @ THE Sour Tasting. The pour’s a cloudy deep golden amber with a medium white head. The nose is light barnyard, brett, golden honey and light tangerine fruit salad. Sweet. Notes of dusty sock. The taste is quite fruity. Plenty of tangerine and other fruits, some orange. These sweet flavors give over to a woody, brett funk. Lightly vinous. Playful, light body. Zippy. Overall, a pretty gorgeous beer. It’s delicate, nuanced, and above all, delicious.
Swans (128) - FRANCE - OCT 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden colour with a creamy white head. aroma of honey, white bread, vanilla and lemon pie, Perfect malt and oak flavour with funky hints. A perfect saison.
Sweetone (32) - USA - OCT 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml #126 of 300. Pours cloudy honey gold w/ medium white head. Nice retention & lacing. Aroma is lemony citrus, winey, & funky. As it warms honey/sweet flowers mix in. Flavor follows suit. Mouthfeel is light/medium & silky, almost creamy. Finish is tart, dry, bit of oak. Superb!
reggiedunlop (3381) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 126 of 300...Pours clear gold with a medium white head...lively...great lacing and retention. Aroma has notable white wine notes...chardonnay...wonderful balance between tart/winey and mild funkiness...mild oaky vanilla...whoa! Flavor has more wine than funkiness...tart with the faintest grainyness...light oakiness. Mouthfeel is light and very silky with an oaky dry winey finish...the faintest vanilla hint. Beautiful.